” Karachi Bus.Y.ness “

Since I am here in Karachi, all I see is that People just busy in their business, so if Karachi Bus.Y.ness returns to normal, it doesnít surprise me.
Whether it be an earthquake, bomb blast, curfew, strike or anything out of ordinary it actually seems norm of Karachi.

I remember talking to my friends of KU, whenever they tell me that KU was closed for a week coz of firing, or any other type of disturbance, my reply to them is ìOkay, you mean the Usual of KU??î, coz thatís what Iíve been hearing about KU from the students of 1975 to 2005!!

And I still remember my first strike in Karachi, when I went out in the morning for my university and saw tires burning on the roads, it all looked fascinating to me. But to my disappointment, I found out 2/3rd of Karachiites were resting in homes, where it shouldíve been something normal for them anyway.

The prominent thing to notice is the sentiments of the people, which is the only thing they can show on such events. No doubt Pakistanis are Emotional, and Karachiites double emotional, they do react but donít act!

And then again, things get back to normal, coz people have their own things to do, while students stay busy in their colleges, and men in their business and offices, women shop!!
Days pass by quickly, when day turns into evening, and then into night, itís hard to track!

Itís but Natural. Thatís how Allah has made it. If we donít tend to forget, our minds will explode, and nothing would be normal ever again, nor weíll be able to do anything else. Weíve to live our livesÖ and Life goes on!!! [& on, & on, & on…]

P.S: Sorry for the harsh notes, but thats just what I observed!

10 Comments so far

  1. JonyBr (unregistered) on November 18th, 2005 @ 9:15 pm

    forgetting is a blessing & we seem to have so much of it?:p

  2. zeeshan (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 12:12 am

    i used to live in palce for few montshs in karachi
    where…the worker of two major political
    groups keept on shoting each other almost
    every day and just few minutes after shoting
    people come back to their work and started doing
    what they were busy in …thats how karachi is…
    but doest that gives the impression that we are
    stone hearted and emotionless people…..
    that we dont even feel sad when we hear the news of people daying…?
    well i dont think so

  3. moiz (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 3:15 am

    i totally agree with zeeshan !!

    thankyou Zeeshan .

  4. Imtiaz (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 8:04 am

    life goes on, the show must go on….

  5. zubair (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 8:10 am

    ‘Bus.Y.ness’? or do you mean to say ‘busyness’?

    and just one question: how are karachiites double emotional?? the whole of this article seems to be pointless and full of cliche’.

  6. DARTHVADER (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 8:56 am

    damn it i am confused. i am still trying to decrypt the article . you might as well have written it in greeko-roman . and burning tires is NOT a “fascinating” site i tell you , believe you me ..I KNOW . “wink”.

    “ye dhuan sa kidher se uth ta hai___”….to quote chucha Ghalib.

  7. Rooster (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 9:49 am

    abey Darthy you mean SIGHT hai na ??…and whatsup with this “i know ” crap ?.don’t be spilling all the secrets in public okayyy. greeko-roman my behind ..who’s gonna decrypt that ???
    see you at the game ..and no begging .
    dang it–you cant put down a articel just because it doesnt have a point . last but not the least ,i will tell you ” yeh dhuan kidher se uth ta hai ” if it was’nt for some of the nice family folks on this page .


  8. lilith (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 10:09 am

    What do you want us to do? Lead a morbid life and cry about every mishap that happens in the city? Do you know what would happen if we did not carry on with our lives? There will be no financial market left in the city, no business, nobody ever go to school and collegesÖ It is our ability to shrug our shoulders after mourning for a minute or two which keeps this city goingÖ

    Maybe you should come and live in Karachi and you would understand that we are not insensitive, we just have the better recovery system then most of the peopleÖ you would to if you have to face death, bomb attacks, rioting, repercussion of something which happened in the remote areas of the country on daily basis. Donít criticise us from the fences because you have no clue what we are aboutÖ

  9. zubair (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 12:43 pm

    “Maybe you should come and live in Karachi and you would understand that we are not insensitive”

    … whom is this addressed to? and besides, i still dont get it, what makes karachi people so special? New Yorkers survived the 9/11 didnt they? The Balakot people are living there, arent they? So what’s the hype about Karachi being strong and lively and forgiving and all that crap…

    damn you karachiites need to get a life!!

  10. Imtiaz (unregistered) on November 19th, 2005 @ 11:07 pm

    someones hurt!!!!

    dude…lemme cut this crisp for you.

    when u see something unfortunate with your own eyes happen to innocent people, you tend to get shaken up.

    i know my friends in lahore and isloo freak out when anything happens where i live or work. My friends and relatives abroad get even more scared.

    We see it with our own eyes, but recollect, and move on.

    I hope and pray you never see anything unfortunate, i hope and pray no one sees things as gruesome and soul shattering as we in karachi sometimes do.

    I pray for your safety, and i hope you never understand in true sense what we mean here.

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